Do we have to be trained in empathy before we practice it?
Obviously, for some, a big YES!
But, empathy without sincere compassion is a fake practice that could be caught, felt, and may not appreciated.
Empathy is defined as the ability to share the feelings of other individuals: be in their shoes.
While #Compassion is defined as the understanding and feeling of the sufferings and concerns of others.
Few leaders understand that “genuine compassion” is a prerequisite before practicing #empathy — Pretend to be #empathetic, and it will show.